Flood barriers due to go up in Ironbridge

Preparations are underway to deploy the flood barriers on the Wharfage in Ironbridge with river levels expected to peak there later tomorrow.

Flood barriers due to go up in Ironbridge

Police cones will be deployed on the Wharfage this afternoon so that bungs can be put in the gulleys to prepare the area for flood barriers to be put up during Wednesday morning.

The Wharfage in Ironbridge is expected to be closed to traffic from 6am on Wednesday to allow the Environment Agency to deploy flood barriers.

All shops, restaurants, museums and public houses on the Wharfage and elsewhere in the Gorge will remain open for business as normal once the flood barriers have been deployed. All car parks will also remain open.